Thursday, November 14, 2013


Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
~Gunter Grass

Charcoal drawings this Art Thursday. Check out the links at the bottom if you are interested in having a go at it yourself.

Theseus and the Minotaur
by Michael Biondo

Portrait of the Sculptor Carles Mani and the Painter Pere Ferran
by Santiago Rusiñol (1861–1931)

Biker Girl H16
by Shawnee Herendeen

Bearded Man
by József Rippl-Rónai

Muscle Man
created by Marcy Ann Villafaña (
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Old Woman
by István Nagy

Portrait of a Chambermaid
by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

The Church of Saint-Eugène
by Léon Augustin Lhermitte

Seated Girl
by William Morris Hunt

Charcoal drawing tutorials from The Virtual
Charcoal drawing basics from Art Instruction Blog

1 comment:

HWY said...

The first art was probably somebody doodling in the dirt with a stick. The second had to be someone using ashes on that same stick...and thus the first charcoal drawing. ;-)

The examples you've presented today, Tabatha, are excellent ones. I love Theseus and the Minotaur (can't help but think of Maurice Sendak), Biker Girl H16 (such realism!), and Muscle Man (really got my attention!).